The Single Soldier
A magnificent, big beast of a book.
(Willy Russell, playwright, musician and novelist)
About The Single Soldier
It is said that home is where the heart is, but when war rips a young man from everything he knows and loves, will he be able to find his way back to everything that matters?
In war torn rural France, amongst the devastation, physical and emotional, of German occupation, a man decides to move his house, using only a cow and a cart, six kilometres to the other side of his village. Where he painstakingly begins to re-build his home. By hand. Why would anyone do such a thing? The war was being won but would he ever find peace?
History, passion, love, secrets and painful truths collide in this astonishingly human, warm and emotive debut from writer and actor George Costigan.